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Black Beauty was formerly listed in the Guinness World Records as the smallest living horse,a record she held from 2001 to 2006 until the record was taken by Thumbelina.
When Black Beauty was born on June 6, 1996, her owners, Donald and Janet Burleson, knew she was smaller than any other miniature horse. She was only 12 inches (30 cm) in height and less than 10 lb (4.5 kg) in weight. To qualify for Guinness World Records as the World's Smallest Horse, Black Beauty had to be taken to a veterinarian to be measured with careful precision. At the age of five years she was 18.5 inches (47 cm) tall at her withers.
The hand is a non-SI unit of measurement of length standardized to 4 inches (10.2 cm). It is used to measure the height of horses in many English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It was originally based on the breadth of a human hand. The adoption of the international inch in 1959 allowed for a standardized imperial form and a metric conversion. It may be abbreviated to "h" or "hh". Although measurements between whole hands are usually expressed in what appears to be decimal format, the subdivision of the hand is not decimal but is in base 4, so subdivisions after the radix point are in quarters of a hand, which are inches. Thus, 62 inches is fifteen and a half hands, or 15.2 hh.
Anna Haining Bates, was a Canadian woman famed for her great stature of 7 feet 11 inches (2.41 m). Her parents were of average height and were Scottish immigrants.
Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions, the Autobiography of a Horse is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time.
Miniature horses are horses defined by their small height. They can be found in many nations, particularly in Europe and the Americas, and are the result of centuries of selective breeding. Depending on the particular breed registry involved, the height of these horses is usually less than 34–38 inches (86–97 cm) as measured at the last hairs of the mane, which are found at the withers. While miniature horses fit a height-based definition to be considered a very small pony, many retain horse characteristics and are considered "horses" by their respective registries. They have various colors and coat patterns.
The English Toy Terrier is a small breed of terrier in the toy dog group.
A miniature book is a very small book. Standards for what may be termed a miniature rather than just a small book have changed through time. Today, most collectors consider a book to be miniature only if it is 3 inches or smaller in height, width, and thickness, particularly in the United States. Many collectors consider nineteenth-century and earlier books of 4 inches to fit in the category of miniatures. Book from 3-4 inches in all dimensions are termed macrominiature books. Books less than 1 inch in all dimensions are called microminiature books. Books less than 1/4 inch in all dimensions are known as ultra-microminiature books.
Gul Mohammed of New Delhi, India, according to Guinness World Records, was the shortest adult human being of his time whose existence and height have been independently verified.
The Falabella miniature horse is one of the smallest breeds of horse in the world, seldom taller than 8 hands in height at the withers. The Falabella, despite its size, is not considered a pony, but rather is a miniature horse.
The Caspian is a small horse breed native to Northern Iran. Although its original height probably ranged between 9 and 11.2 hands it is termed a horse rather than a pony because it has much in common with horses in terms of conformation, gaits and character. It is believed to be one of the oldest horse or pony breeds in the world, descended from small Mesopotamian equines that, in competition with larger animals, had faded from attention by the 7th century AD.
The largest body part is either the largest given body part across all living and extinct organisms or the largest example of a body part within an existing species. The largest animals on the planet are not the only ones to have large body parts, with some smaller animals actually having one particularly enlarged area of the body.
Thumbelina was a dwarf miniature horse and the world's smallest horse. She stood 43 centimetres (17 in) tall and weighed 26 kilograms (57 lb), and received the title of world's smallest from Guinness World Records. Thumbelina was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her owners, Paul and Kay Goessling, and her handler, Michael Goessling, cared for her along with other miniature horses on their farm in Ladue.The horse, Thumbelina, died in 2018 due to a flood. She was too short to breathe below all the water and being below water for that long caused her to freeze to death.
Jyoti Kisange Amge is an Indian actress notable for being the world's smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records.
A pony is a small horse. Depending on the context, a pony may be a horse that is under an approximate or exact height at the withers or a small horse with a specific conformation and temperament. A pony is typically under the height of 14.2 hands high. There are many different breeds. Compared to other horses, ponies often exhibit thick manes, tails and overall coat, as well as proportionally shorter legs, wider barrels, heavier bone, thicker necks, and shorter heads with broader foreheads. The word pony derives from the old French poulenet, meaning foal, a young, immature horse, but this is not the modern meaning; unlike a horse foal, a pony remains small when fully grown. On occasion, people who are unfamiliar with horses may confuse an adult pony with a foal.
Titan was an American male white Great Dane who was a holder of the Guinness World Record as the world's tallest dog. His official height was 107.3 centimetres (42.2 in) from the floor to his shoulder. The previous holder was another Great Dane, Gibson who measured 107.2 centimetres (42.2 in), and died in August 2009. During the nomination process, Titan, who suffered from several health conditions, fought off competition from a Newfoundland from North Dakota and another Great Dane, from Arizona. On February 22, 2010 Titan was dethroned as world's tallest dog by Giant George, a Great Dane from Arizona.
Giant George was a blue Great Dane previously recognised as the world's tallest living dog, and the tallest dog ever by Guinness World Records. There were originally conflicting media reports regarding his height, but the official measurement showed that he was three-quarters of an inch taller than the previous record holder, Titan and an inch shorter than the subsequent record holder, Zeus. His records were announced as he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in February 2010.
Bridgette Marie Jordan was the smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records at 2 ft 3in (69 cm). She was also one of the shortest living siblings according to Guinness World Records with her younger brother Brad was 38 inches tall at 20 years old. Bridgette and Brad were born with a rare genetic condition called Microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II. Bridgette was the smallest woman in the USA. She lived in Sandoval, Illinois, having attended college at Kaskaskia College. She enjoyed dancing and cheerleading. She was on the cheer squad for Kaskaskia. She wore an infant size 2 shoe.
Miracle Milly is the world's smallest dog by height, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
KneeHi is the Guinness World Record holder for shortest donkey. KneeHi is a registered miniature Mediterranean donkey and lives at Best Friends Farm in Gainesville, Florida. He is owned by Jim and Frankie Lee and is 24.29 inches tall measured to the top of the withers.
Ethel Granger was one of the most famous main figures in the development of contemporary piercing and body modification in Europe. As world record holder with the narrowest documented waist size she entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1939 with a waist circumference of only 13 inches.
Big Jake is a red flaxen Belgian gelding noted for his extreme height. He stands at 20.3 hands tall and weighs 2,600 pounds. According to Guinness World Records, Big Jake broke the record for the world's tallest living horse when he was measured in 2010, and he still held that record as of 2018.